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    I'm looking to get my drivers seat retrimmed (e46 - 325ci).

    The firm has said I just need to drop off the seat and hence remove it!

    To do this requires the battery to be disconnected - and he will need the seat for a few days.

    The battery will be disconnected for a few days. (As reconnecting it apparently would trigger the airbag warning light to show on the dash and need resetting!)

    Is it OK to leave the battery disconnected for a few days? (What do I need to have at hand ready for when I reconnect it? - Radio Code etc?)

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    If you work on removing/re-fitting the seat with the battery disconnected, it won't bring up the airbag light when you connect up the battery after you have finished. Also, the radio is coded to you car so again, nothing to worry about .
     
     

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    Cheers for the rapid reply NealP,

    How about the alarm, do I need to do anything about this? (My old car's alarm used to go off from the backup battery when I disconnected the battery!)

    Do I need to leave the battery disconnected for the whole time the seat is out? 2-3 days? (Or can I reconnect as long as I don't put the key in the ignition?)

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